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Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics

The University of Alabama's Mathematical Sciences Department has made available the Virtual Laboratories in Probabilities and Statistics website. This project is partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project's focus is to "provide interactive, web-based modules for students and teachers of probability and statistics." It specifically emphasizes mathematical analysis, data analysis, and simulation analysis. Sections are divided into Special Models, Basic Probability, and Basic Statistics and each of these sections is further divided into unit topics. Examples of unit topics are: Probability Spaces, Bernoulli Trials, and Special Distributions, among a host of others. These unit topic pages contain Java applets that allow the user to run random experiments with the results displayed in customized tables; the user can also choose among different models and vary the parameters. In addition, the unit topic pages contain hypertext that provides a brief synopsis of the underlying mathematical theory as well as a set of exercises.
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November 25th, 1998
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April 7th, 2003 at 1:22pm
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April 7th, 2003 at 1:22pm
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